Events 9/22-9/28

Guided Bird Walks - Thru 9/29, 8am: Wednesdays & Saturdays, bird enthusiast can join a naturalist, for beginning as well as advanced birders. Bring binoculars, appropriate clothing and shoes. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-6907.

Sedona Community Farmers Market - Fridays thru 10/1, 9am-1pm: Meet local food growers, backyard gardeners and artisans and find out what's in local gardens. Overlook, Airport Road, Sedona. (928) 821-1133.

Verde Valley Farmers Market - Saturdays thru 10/2, 8am-noon: Saturdays, find fresh seasonal produce like garlic, beets, tomatoes, squash, lettuce, corn, herbs, fruit, hone and more. Ramada next to Fort Verde State Park, Hollamon Street, Camp Verde. (928) 634-7077.

Cornville CSA - Wednesdays Thru 10/13, 4-6pm: The nonprofit Verde Valley Community Supported Agriculture includes vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, grass-fed beef and chicken. Windmill Park, 9950 E. Cornville Road, Cornville. (928) 203-1100,

Moonlight Hike - 9/23-9/24, 6 pm: The Moonlight Hike includes a naturalist-led interpretive program on the Park's beautiful trails.  The hike lasts two to 2 ½ hours, covers a distance of approximately two miles and has an elevation climb of 200 to 250 feet.  Reservations are required.  $5 per person & $10 entrance fee per car. Red Rock State Park, Sedona. 928-282-6907.

NAWS meeting - 9/24, 9am: Wayne St. John will present digital entries for the Fall Experimental show, showing of members' summer paintings, tasty treats and announcement of People's Choice Award from the Spring Show. United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road.

Friday Night Dance - 9/24, 7:15-10pm: Enjoy ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. Waltz lesson at 7:15. $7 with lesson. Open to the public. Elks Lodge, 110 airport Road, Sedona. Sam: (928) 274-7538.

Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner - 9/24, 5-7pm: Help support daycare for preschoolers and after-school activities in the Beaver Creek area. Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E. Beaver Creek Road.

Sedona Relay for Life - 9/24-9/25: Celebrate cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones and raise money to fight cancer in the all-night relay. Free dinner for survivors Friday at 5pm. Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 300-4905,

St. Andrew's Rummage Sale - 9/24-9/25: Sedona's biggest annual sale includes clothing, electronics, garden items, kitchenware, books, baked goods and lunch. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 100 Arroyo Pinon Drive. (928) 634-0910.

Celtic Harvest Festival - 9/25: The second annual event will focus on the Celtic Arts in Education program, with music, dancers, pipers and storytellers from all over the country. $10/$8. Tequa Festival Marketplace, 7000 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek.

Sedona Winefest - 9/25-9/26: A celebration of the wine-growing industry of Arizona also includes an airport open house and fly in and classic car show along with outstanding art and food. $12. Sedona Airport, 235 Air Terminal Drive,,

Verde River Days - 9/25-9/26: The annual celebration includes fishing, canoeing, hands-on activities, exhibits, live entertainment, live animals, food, Rotary Duck Race and more. Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood. (928) 634-5283.

Free Canoe Rides - 9/26, 8am & 10:15am: The Verde River Citizens Alliance is offering a paddling experience during Verde River Days, including guided canoes for those new to river canoeing. Reservation required. Park fee charged. Day use area, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood. (928) 634-8738.

Vietnamese Dinner & Film Benefit - 9/27, 5-9pm: An authentic Vietnamese dinner followed by a special screening of Graham Greene's The Quiet American, starring Michael Caine. Local author Hugh Scott will sign copies of his award-winning novel "Saigon Gold." $35 plus tax. Benefit for Canyon Moon Theatre. Market Place Café, Village Outlets, 645 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. (928) 284-5478.

Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild - 9/27, 11am-1pm: As part of the Monday at the Museum series, the group will have spinning wheels humming to demonstrate their craft. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

Author Greg Lilly - 10/1-10/2: The author of "Scalping the Red Rocks" participates in the Sedona Book Festival's "Authors Reveal the Secrets of Good Fiction" workshop, Sedona Community Center, 2615 Melody Lane, a book signing at El Prado Gallery, Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, 336 SR 179, and the presentation "Setting as Character" at the Book Festival, Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. (928) 282-2284,

Sedona Jazz on the Rocks - 10/2: After a year's hiatus, the major music festival is returning with jazz, blues and R&B. Poco Diablo Resort, 1752 S. 179, Sedona. (928) 282-1985.

Sedona Book Festival - 10/2, 9am-5pm: Meet more than 100 authors and publishers and celebrate the pleasures of reading and writing. Free. Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. (928) 282-2284,

Harvest Moondance - 10/2, 7-9pm: Help Verde Valley Presbyterian Church celebrate 25 years and welcome the Bright Heart Award honorees. Big Band music, ballroom dance entertainment (free lesson). By donation. 1500 E. Hombre Drive, Cottonwood. (928) 634-0019,

Outsiders Fall Car Show - 10/2, 10am-3pm: Full Moon Saloon and Outsiders Car Club sponsor the ninth annual event, with classic cars, raffle for the Boys and Girls Club, live music and more. Tequa Plaza, 7000 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. (928) 300-5809.

Early Setters' Day - 10/2, 9am-3pm: The annual event takes you back in time with living history, hands-on fun, demos and exhibits including honey gathering, corn grinding, wood carving, antique fly wheel engines, cattle branding and more. Clemenceau Heritage Museum, 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. (928) 634-2868.

Jerome Backyard gARTen Walk - 10/2, noon-4pm: An afternoon of workshops, music and plein air painters in three charming gardens on Juarez Street. $10 benefits Audrey Headframe Park. (602) 989-9634.

Open-Air Marketplace - 10/3, 10am-4pm: Food Music, vendors, art. Free admission. Vendor spaces available. New Thrift Store, 1575 Roadrunner Lane, Camp Verde. (928) 567-5759,

Reptiles & Amphibians at Red Rock State Park - 10/3, 2pm: Dennis Jex presents an educational and fun look and sneaky snakes, leaping lizards, tenacious toads, fancy frogs, slippery salamanders and terrific turtles. Slide show and live animals. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-6907.

Red Rock History Tours - 10/6, 10/16, 10/21, 9am: Follow the Red Rock Loop Road with visits to homesteads and other historic points of interest, led by Sherman Loy. $50/$55. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

Geology Hike - 10/10, 2pm: Join a volunteer to learn why the rocks are red, where they came from and where they are going and more. 2-2.5 hours. Wear suitable clothes and shoes. Bring water. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-6907.

Jewels & Jeans Gala - 10/16, 5:30-10pm: Humane Society of Sedona hosts a fun-filled evening with Vegas-style cat-sino games, cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and a live auction. $150/single; $275/couple. Indian Creek Ranch, Cornville. (928) 282-4679, ext. 216,

October Swap Meet - 10/16, 9am-2pm: A community extravaganza is free and open to the public. Anyone can reserve a 12-by-15 space for $30 to benefit Sedona Recycles. Raffle, barbecue and more. Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road. (928) 204-1185,

Shalom Gift & Art Festival - 10/17, 10am-5pm: Fund-raiser includes beautiful art, hand-crafted or manufactured crafts, musicians, entertainers, authors, food and more. Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona. (928) 204-1286,

CCCVL Rummage Sale - 10/22-10/24, 7am: The Citizens Committee for the Camp Verde Library is raising funds with an event at the Camp Verde town ramada on Hollamon Street. Items can be dropped on 10/22 from noon to 6pm. (928) 567-7104,


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